Steel horse statue unveiled

By: Horse Deals

Steel horse statue unveiled
Steel horse statue unveiled
A 15ft steel horses head weighs about half a tonne, has been unveiled at a 30million development at Greenlaw Village Neighbourhood Centre project in Newton Mearns.

It was commissioned by the developer, Gleniffer Estates, and is the latest equine sculpture by internationally-renowned artist Andy Scott.

It joins "stablemates" the Heavy Horse close to the M8 at Easterhouse, Arabesque in Queensland, Australia, and Chiron And The White Horse in Sydney.

The new horse, which has yet to be titled, is the centrepiece in the first phase of the village development, an 18,500 sq ft retail parade.

Bryan Wilson, managing director of Gleniffer Estates, said: "I have always loved Andy Scott’s work and we were thrilled he agreed to accept the commission. The finished result is outstanding, far beyond our highest expectations.
The Mearns area was originally an agricultural community and over the years it became an important trade route, originally as a bridle path for horses and then as a metalled road for wheeled traffic passing through on the way to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire."